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JOB: Mill Quality Leader | MS

Title: Mill Quality Leader

Job #767629, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Corinth MS

Function: Operations

Reports to: Mill Manager and dotted line to Business Sector Quality Lead

Position Purpose: 

Provide leadership and coordination for the quality management system, by ensuring ongoing compliance to FDA, ISO 9001, and corporate/sector quality requirements. Also to provide assistance and coordination as needed for issues relative to customer use of the materials and products produced by the mill, with emphasis on preventing customer issues or bringing problems or issues to root cause resolution.

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Customers: (1) Internal and External Customers who buy or use Nonwoven materials and products (2) Business Units; (3) Mill Management; (4) Mill Associates and Resources; (5) Corporate and GNW staff

Customer Expectations: (1) Ensure ongoing mill compliance to the FDA, ISO 9001, and Corporate and Sector quality management systems requirements. (2) Ensure any deviations or nonconformances are effectively resolved; (3) Drive continuous improvement in the mill’s quality and customer service performance and in the quality management system (4) Assist with customer related issues and ensure timely and effective resolution

Scope:

  • Will be the appointed Quality Management representative for the Corinth Mill and has the responsibility and authority to:
    • Ensure processes needed for the Quality Management System are established, implemented, and maintained.
    • Report to management on the performance of the quality management system and any needed improvements.
    • Ensure the promotion and awareness of regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Works in concert with other Quality Management Representatives to provide a coordinated effort for common Quality Management Systems across the Global Nonwovens sector while ensuring that the Corinth Mill meets FDA, ISO 9001, and sector and corporate quality requirements.
  • Leads or is highly involved in continuous improvement efforts for sector quality initiatives
  • Works with customers and manufacturing teams to ensure satisfaction with the materials and products produced and effective resolution to customer satisfaction issues.
  • Fulfills the role of:
    • The Management Representative as defined in ISO 9001:2008
    • 21 CFR 820, section 820.20 (3) Management Representative
    • MHLW Ministerial Ordinance No. 169, 2004, Article 65 Responsible Engineering Manager
    • Other regulations or standards which require a Management Representative to be the individual responsible for the location Quality Management System and supporting quality activities designed to comply with applicable regulations and/or standards.

 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  • Requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a college education related to quality, engineering, statistics, and/or at least 3 years of operational leadership in a manufacturing environment.
  • The incumbent must be able to communicate with customers at all levels from the Mill Manager to the person on the manufacturing floor and possess communication skills for all situations.
  • Must have working knowledge of quality system requirements and ability to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • This person typically has an in-depth knowledge of a single functional area and a working knowledge of many areas.
  • Must be able to travel an appropriate amount of time in order to have a firsthand knowledge of our customers and their processes (<25% expected).

Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Act as the Quality Management Representative.
  • Maintain and enhance the Quality Management System to ensure ongoing compliance with the FDA Medical Device, ISO 9001 requirements, as well as the Corporate and sector Quality Management System Requirements.
  • Act as host for the ISO, FDA, Corporate, or GNW Sector Quality Audits.
  • Manage the Internal Assessment, Management Review, Complaint Handling, and Corrective/Preventative Action process.
  • Provide direction and coordination of efforts of the Quality Assurance Resources to ensure overall effectiveness in Quality Assurance support of the manufacturing departments and to proactively identify and execute quality improvement programs.
  • Provide direction and coordination of the Customer Service Coordinator to ensure overall effectiveness and timeliness in complaint investigation and resolution. Encourage and drive mill teams to take ownership of customer satisfaction and to proactively execute customer service improvement programs. Through networking with customers, the mill teams, and the other Nonwovens Mills, anticipate potential customer service issues and drive to resolution.
  • Accountable for ensuring design transfer activities for product/process changes occurs to ensure critical to quality variables meet quality capability and consistency goals.
  • Accountable for getting to root cause of Operational Customer Quality Events and Major Quality Nonconformances.
  • Responsible for developing process verification/validation skills within the R&E teams and Mill teams.
  • Involved in the maintenance and updates to design history and risk management files.
  • Participate in the GNW Sector Quality Capability Team and other Sector teams as needed to drive standardization and business systems improvement across the board, such as the Change Control Team.
  • Support the mill’s EHS policy; comply with all local EHS legislation and codes; identify, report, investigate and address any EHS substandard acts and/or conditions; and drive the setting of EHS objectives and evaluate the effectiveness of the mill’s EHS Management System.
  • Ensure the communication, implementation, and promotion of the World Class Manufacturing values, vision, mission, and foundations as a means for delivering manufacturing results.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

 

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support global relocation for the chosen candidate for this role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion. Compensation may vary by location.

 

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Halyard Health hiring Plant Manager | AZ

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Title: Plant Manager | Nogales AZ/MEX

Company: Halyard Health, job #150002ON

Location: Nogales or Tuscon AZ to live and cross into Mexico daily

Function: Operations

Reports to: VP Product Supply

 

Position Purpose:  Lead and manage Nogales operations’ capability and performance to help Health Care achieve its net sales, operational profit and gross margin objectives by meeting product supply sector goals.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations: Customers: Customer Service function, distribution centers, and end users.  Customer Expectations:  Operations to achieve exceptional and consistent service fill rate by providing a defect-free, cost effective product, according to customer expectations.

 

Expectations:

  • Ensure that Nogales’s organization establish and meet objectives in safety, quality, cost, productivity, customer service, asset management, clarity savings, lean manufacturing, and human resource development to achieve vision 2020.
  • Product Supply manufacturing activities are integrated with Go to Market strategies.
  • Provide effective leadership to achieve Lean certification.
  • Provide leadership in the prioritization and implementation of capital budgets
  • Lead and manage a manufacturing culture based on high performance work teams.

 

Scope:  He/she has broad management responsibilities medical devices, and other manufacturing and manual processes related to product supply. The incumbent provides leadership for the Nogales operation team to meet challenges faced by manufacturing while achieving goals and objectives.  The role has line operations accountability and requires internal and external coordination of projects and programs for successfully implementation within Health Care guidelines and expectations.

 

The main challenge of this position is to effectively influence across functional areas in an integrated manner within Global Halyard to ensure successful implementation of line operations and cost saving activities.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

  • Maintain an accident free and safe environment for employees, customers, and suppliers working and/or visiting the plant and warehouse.
  • Provide leadership for Loss Control Management in support of sector and corporate objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to HYH Corporate and Health Care sector controls, policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in multi-functional business teams and provide leadership in the development of business unit initiatives pertaining to product lines suitable to Nogales
  • Be recognized as a change agent implementing and evolving lean manufacturing processes and high performance work teams.
  • Identify and complete continuous improvement projects to achieve vision 2020 objectives.
  • Coach functional managers and high performance work team leaders to coordinate the orientation, training and development of team members to enhance their present performance and prepare them for advancement.
  • Lead/ champion the receiving side of special projects assigned to Nogales and directed by the Sector Leadership Team.
  • Advocate system development and enhancements to support long term goals of Halyard Global Manufacturing.
  • Provide leadership for the CLARITY administration, tracking and implementation for the Nogales team.
  • Be an advocate and champion for LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma process improvement activities.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have a need to know.  Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

 

 

Interested?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:  This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a bachelor’s degree. The incumbent also must have broad knowledge and significant experience in operations/ logistics/maintenance or related areas at the functional level and a working knowledge of multifunctional issues including Mexican labor law, customs regulations, EPA/OSHA regulations and their Mexican counterparts. This person requires a thorough understanding of all internal and external mill/plant functional areas and their interaction, and a proven ability to work across all staff functions. Prefer those candidates who worked in medical device manufacturing.

 

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

Halyard Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job: PMP Managing Medical Device Product Development

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Job title:  Director of Research & Development Operations

Company: Halyard Health

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Research

Reports to: VP Global R&D

Product Line: Pain management

 Position Purpose & Scope of Responsibilities:

The Director of R&D Operations will lead several functions that are critical to accelerating growth for the $1.7 Billion Dollar Halyard Health organization. This leadership role, reporting to the Vice President of Global R&D, will include developing an R&D specific project management center of excellence with resources dedicated to support the product development process (PDP) and to support R&D project leaders in the execution of their projects. In addition, this position will also lead a Design for Six Sigma center of excellence including resources dedicated to support training and advanced statistics. The Director of R&D Operations will also lead several critical R&D services functions including the global design & drafting services organization, R&D lab services, strategic standardization, prototyping services and an industrial design / human factors evaluation capability.

Primary scope of duties and responsibilities includes the following:

• Ensure the utilization of project management methodologies across the R&D organization. Work in collaboration with the Corporate Strategy Execution Office to assist in the training of project leads on the necessary skill sets and move the R&D organization’s project management practices along a project management maturity model.
• Provide project mgmt. subject matter expertise and support to R&D project leaders. Build and manage a group of project analysts that will support R&D project leader activity.
• Assess issues identified by Project Leaders, Project Managers, PDP Champion and Functional Groups and identify organizational opportunities in order to improve product development.
• Support the strategic planning and R&D budgeting process and measure and monitor R&D effectiveness across the organization through the use of key R&D product, performance and process metrics. Establish a set of project scorecards that can be used by management to ascertain the health of innovation.
Own the product development process. Ensures the consistent, collaborative use and continuous evolution of solid product development processes and practices across the organization.
Own the design for six sigma training and certification process for R&D. Leverage DFSS to drive a culture change to instill focus on fact-based management practices, the use of statistical tools and other problem solving methodologies.
• Continuously improve company’s organizational capabilities to achieve process quality as part of project execution, including an awareness of the need to “do it right the first time.”
Own the global design & drafting organization that includes capabilities in industrial design and the integration of human factors. Manages the organization and ensures continuous improvement in the capabilities around human centered design and overall service level.
• Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the laboratory operations. Ensures that all laboratory activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal laws and regulations and company policies. Also ensure lab technicians are well trained and are mentored and supervised appropriately.
Own and manage the overall prototyping capabilities for the organization including the model shop and external 3rd party relationships.
• Attracts develop and retain top talent. Conducts performance reviews with input from project leaders, core team members, project managers and key stakeholders.
• Management of project budget and oversight of project expenses & capital expenditures
• Develop and monitor risk mitigations plans to ensure business and project objectives are met
• Support outside contract/supply agreement contract development and vendor management
• Ensures that high potential candidates are matched appropriately with stretch assignments/projects in an effort to retain top talent within Halyard Health.

Customers:

• Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Legal, Quality, Regulatory, Medical Sciences/Clinical, External Development Vendors, Finance, Product Supply, Clinicians and Key Opinion Leaders.

Expectations and Accountabilities:

• Responsibility for centers of excellence in R&D project management and design for six sigma.
• Responsibility for several key R&D support functions including global design and drafting, industrial design, prototyping services, human factors evaluation & laboratory services.
• Hire, develop, manage, mentor & coach R&D personnel in order to ensure appropriate business unit, divisional and enterprise objectives are met
• Drive data based decision making and best practices in project management planning & execution to ensure new product development activities are delivered to plan.
• Develop clear scorecards and metrics to evaluate the R&D organizations effectiveness and the health of our innovation processes.
• Prepare and implement budgets and schedules and manage both appropriately.
• Manage teams and self in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Halyard Health Leadership Qualities.
• Protect technologies and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.

 

Interested? Please send your resume to D.Beach@Accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required: 
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline (MS/PhD preferred)
• Skills / Qualifications:
o 10+ years of successful demonstrated experience in Project Management, R&D and/or product development or equivalent experience.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills
o Proven negotiation and influence skills
o Strong people and process management skills
o Strong strategic thinking skills
• Preference will be given to:
o Candidates with Black belt certification in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or equivalent.
o Candidates with PMP Certification through PMI or tracking to Certification
o Candidates with previous experience managing R&D services such as design and drafting
o Candidates with previous experience managing R&D technical teams.
o Candidates who have driven or been a key core team member in product development process improvement initiatives and have worked on developing and reporting R&D metrics.
o Medical Device Product Development Experience a very strong plus

 

 

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

Halyard Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Plant Manager for Nonwovens Mill | WI

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Title: Plant Manager Neenah Nonwovens Mill  

Job # 150001NN, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Operations Management

Reports to: Sr. Director Global Nonwovens

Direct reports: yes

Product Line: Baby & Child Care and Adult and Feminine Care

 POSITION PURPOSE:

Manage the Neenah Nonwovens Mill (NNF) manufacturing facility to achieve all operational objectives for safety, quality, customer service, cost, asset management, and human resources development.

CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS:

The customers of NNF are primarily the Baby & Child Care Sector and the Adult & Feminine Care Sector.  The customers expect products manufactured at specified quality levels, budgeted costs and meeting all other business requirements.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Provides a safe work environment for all employees.  Promotes plant safety through education of employees, creation of safety programs and incentives, and adhering to all safety rules, policies and obligations.
  • Deliver on customer service expectations with on time and in full shipments while meeting all product specifications and the highest quality standards.  Ensure ongoing customer satisfaction by establishing relationships with customers to understand their product and consumer needs.  Develop and maintain process control programs that eliminate disruptive quality events.
  •    Manage the overall production and distribution operations in conformance with established policies, procedures, guidelines, budgets, standards and/or specifications, to ensure achievement of all plant objectives.  Leverage K-C One Behaviors and Culture of Accountability to drive results in a positive and engaging manner.
  • Establish and maintain an optimum plant organization, with people plans that will ensure the organization is adequately staffed with qualified, trained, and motivated people to meet current and future requirements and that will ensure the development of all employees to the maximum of their potential.
  • Provide the vision to develop and implement a world class manufacturing organization with supporting programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable operation in the changing business environment of the future.  Develop and implement continuing cost improvement plans and programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable manufacturing facility.
  • Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations climate that will result in all employees considering their plant a fair and equitable place of employment with opportunity for personal development and advancement.
  • Establish and maintain working conditions and high levels of housekeeping, appearance, physical conditions and sanitation with positive employee attitudes that will ensure full compliance with government regulations and corporate policies and achievement of safety and good manufacturing practices objectives.  Develop and maintain high levels of quality awareness that will assure conformance to product specifications.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the organization attracts, develops, and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
  •    Ensure application of established Corporate and Sector financial controls within the mill by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Ensure the communication, implementation and promotion of the World Class Manufacturing values, vision, mission and foundations as a means for delivering excellence in manufacturing results.

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

  • Bachelor degree required
  •    Ability to organize and plan, delegate responsibility and authority, lead and motivate people, and maintain effective control
  •   Broad knowledge and extensive experience in business management, including the successful management of a major manufacturing unit or functional department
  •   Experience in Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma is highly desirable.

 

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Sr. Mgr. Procurement-Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

Job #150001IT, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead

Direct reports: 4-7

Dimensions:  Regional purchases across multiple business units.  Value of purchases typically would be $100+ Million.

 

Position Purpose:  At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that aggressively drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.  This position is focused on Corporate Services and the candidate must have experience across a variety of categories including Auto Fleet, R&E, Health Services, Training, Consulting, Business Financial Services, Contingent Labor and HR. The incumbent is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs. The Corporate Services Lead will provide leadership to a group of 4-7 direct reports within services in support of Kimberly-Clark North America and KCP business sectors  Internal Stakeholders:  The Corporate Services Lead will work with a broad base of customers that could include: Global Procurement team, KCNA, KCP business leadership, finance, A/P, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

 

Stakeholder Expectations:

– Understanding Kimberly-Clark processes, systems, and procedures.  – Management of a spend category and/or sector supplier network to gain cost or product advantages in the marketplace.  – Providing work direction and leadership to the team (4-7 direct reports). Including talent development, coaching and performance management activities.  – Establishment of spend category objectives, sourcing strategies, and specific supplier objectives that satisfy the business strategies and/or purchasing approaches that meet customer requirements.  – Maintaining expertise on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, and other purchasing practices.  – Maintaining a communication link with the internal stakeholders supported.  – Continually build the team’s knowledge with respect to the six step strategic sourcing process.  – Recruitment and development of human resources.  – Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.  – Knowledgeable of market conditions and industry dynamics  – Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC  – Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers  – Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable  – Communicate category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.  – Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

Scope:  The incumbent reports to the Senior Manager Indirect Services within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned spend categories, suppliers, and purchases to meet stakeholder needs.  Utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process you will yourself and also coach others to:  • Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases or commodities which will best meet business needs at lowest sustainable costs  • Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers which best meet business needs.  • Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required  • Analyze the supply base, reduce risk, assess and optimize total cost  • Improve K-C Supply Chain, manage procurement process and projects, improve internal customer and supplier relationships
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.  Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.  Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.  Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.  Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with relevant functional teams to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger  Develop and execute strategic, global multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Director by leveraging all sourcing enablers including should cost/parametric analysis, RFQ & negotiations, low cost country sourcing, and VA/VE (substitution, standardization, weight reduction etc..) to drive operational excellence in quality, productivity, innovation and working capital.  Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned spend category utilizing appropriate financial models  Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes. Develops counter-arguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations.  Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned spend categories to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply or service interruption.  Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc. Develop long term agreements with suppliers that achieve our innovation, risk management, and operational deliverables.  Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned spend categories for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making.  Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.  Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.  Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain and operates as a subject matter expert in strategic sourcing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of Corporate Services

Desirable qualifications and experience: 

  • Experience leading a team and demonstrated application of the six step sourcing process
  • Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
  • Outstanding quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes
  • Ability to operate independently with limited business direction
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Six Sigma and Lean training 
  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification
  • Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle) 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job: Procurement Senior Consultant: Facilities & BPO | WI

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Title:   Procurement Senior Consultant: Facilities & BPO 

Job #1500015W, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc).

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead

Direct reports: none

 

Position Purpose:
At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Senior Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. The role will procure one or more major commodities, advise and counsel in complex sourcing situations, and lead negotiations for new and/or key materials/services required by the corporation. As the Procurement Senior Consultant for BPO, the incumbent will manage the highly complex activities of K-C’s BPO providers (Facilities, HR, Finance, Procurement) and interact with senior level stakeholders for support of these providers. The incumbent will also procure the portion of Facilities not part of the BPO.

Customers and Customer Expectations: 
Broad base of customers that could include: senior level VP’s, Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.
  • Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
  • Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC.
  • Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers.
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases.
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
    Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.
  • Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

 

Scope:
The incumbent typically reports to a Director or Manager of Procurement. He/She provides leadership for the procurement of major materials/services, and leads critical projects involving new materials, sourcing, and procurement negotiations. The incumbent provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces.

Dimensions:

Value of purchases typically would be in the range of $100-$200 million.
Nature of purchases is highly complex and includes management of Procurement of multiple Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) towers and ongoing management of that supplier relationship.
Materials/services purchased would be necessary to support a profit or growth opportunity for a sector.
Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.
  • For the services and materials procured, research, develop, and qualify appropriate sources of supply and maintain good business relationships with them. Work with the business groups and project teams to develop sourcing objectives and strategies.
  • Provide purchasing leadership for major construction projects.
  • Work with customers throughout the Company to develop procurement objectives and strategies which best meet the customer’s needs. Purchase the assigned services and materials in a professional manner achieving purchases which are the best overall values to the Company considering the technical quality, commercial terms and conditions, and cost to use.
  • Work with various Purchasing groups to assist them in procuring and negotiating complex purchases.
  • Assist customers in the administration of purchases to ensure that materials and services are delivered on schedule with the proper quality; that the terms, conditions, and pricing are observed; and, that changes, disputes, and claims are equitably and satisfactorily resolved.
  • Ensure the application of established Corporate financial controls by providing management direction and support for the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s financial policies and internal control procedures.
  • Provide SSM staff training as requested and needed.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor or advanced degree in business, engineering, or a related discipline with continued updating in area of expertise and in related fields
  • 15 or more years of experience in purchasing work with 6 or more years in area of expertise and both mill and staff experiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific experience in material development, manufacturing, or equipment development

 

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kimberly-Clark seeks Continuous Improvement Lead | WI

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Title:   Associate Director Continuous Improvement Engagement Leader

Job #140002j7, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Continuous Improvement and Sustainability

Reports to: Director of CI

Direct reports: 4-8

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
CI Engagement Leaders run engagement teams of subject matter experts with general value stream capability, serving K-C Business Units to improve Value Stream total delivered costs (OP is Operating Profit). The CI Engagement Leader is involved in all aspects of the engagement, leading the team to: identify issues, form hypotheses, design and conduct analyses, synthesize conclusions into recommendations and help implement change. They are typically responsible for assigning work to and coaching other Key Thinker team members and for managing the day-to-day interactions. They lead discussions with and presentations to senior leaders. Develop and lead processes and strategies to enable global CI capability development and drive enterprise OP improvement. Engage and partner with senior leaders to provide CI support and coaching.

 

Role Accountabilities:

  • Team Leader role with 4-8 direct reports
  • Value Stream Operating Profit strategy development
  • Participate in development of global business plans to identify and outline areas to create value through value stream engagements
  • Translate global business plan priorities into focus areas for Engagement Teams
  • Work with Business Units to create Value Stream Improvement roadmaps with clear outcomes that support the overall strategic business plan
  • Drive Big Picture thinking and seize integration opportunities across Key Thinker projects to create a multiplying effect of added value
  • Benchmarking
  • Assess and be informed of emerging trends to proactively identify implications and opportunities for K-C

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #140002j7 .   Sending your resume can jump-start our process.

 Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with 10+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing talent and leading / inspiring a team to deliver projects and exceptional results
  • Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
  • Strong data analytics, business modelling, financial skills. Excellent understanding of P&L levers. Must have Database experience and ability to display results graphically – tell the story.
  • Must have a broad appreciation and command of Lean, six sigma, project management, and supply chain / operations environments
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as a vision for developing and leading the transformation plan for Continuous Improvement across K-C’s business units

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Inside note: Successful candidates will have at least a SS Green Belt, a number of kaizen events under their belt, come from a manufacturing industry background and likely is an engineer.   Evidence of people and project  management with analysis skills and can present to possibly the C-suite.  Achievements should be well outlined in the resume!

Hiring Global Director of HR Operations for Health Care | GA

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Title: Global Human Resources Operations Leader-Halyard Health 

Company: Halyard Health/ Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Alpharetta GA

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: CHRO

Product Line: medical devices and wound care

Scope: global

Kimberly-Clark Health Care provides a portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of patients and clinicians around the world. With significant expertise in the areas of infection prevention, surgical protection, respiratory health, digestive health and pain management, Kimberly-Clark Health Care is driven to produce innovative solutions that improve both medical outcomes and business performance. Kimberly-Clark plans to spin-off Kimberly-Clark Health Care by year-end into Halyard Health, a stand-alone, publicly-traded healthcare company with leading market positions in surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. This is the time to consider an exciting opportunity with a company committed to advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. If you are inspired by the opportunity to transform healthcare delivery, join the Kimberly-Clark Health Care team!

The position plays a key role as lead integrator and process steward for the global HR function, ensuring effective and efficient global HR service delivery.  This leader has direct report accountable for HR Analyst and HR Systems ‘SuperUser’ roles.   Close working relationship with the IT business partner for HR as well as the finance business partner for HR.

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Leads HR process design and governance by understanding the needs of the business, facilitating the discussions on strategy, budget  and resource prioritization across the HR function, and then collaborating with process owners (HR COEs) and HRIS to ensure processes are designed/ developed and executed to deliver business results.
  • Lead role for all HR shared service arrangements, HR transitional service agreements (TSA) and current &/or planned potential outsourcing requirements globally for the HR function.
  • Key liason for strategic vendor relationship management with all System, Shared Service and BPO vendors across the HR function, ensuring close collaboration and alignment with the relevant COE Leader and the HRIS Leader.
  • Manages Performance Metric targets for the HR function – tracks results and communicates to HR and business leadership
  • Key role for HR systems & data  and is responsible for maintaining alignment via partnership with the IT business partner for HR
  • Leads strategic vendor relationship management with all systems, shared service, and BPO vendors across the HR function (manage contract execution, ensure our functional requirements are properly communicated, make sure we’re getting the right level of service)
  • Leads and the development and execution of  HR performance metrics and any associated  standard work (e.g., gathering and using business leader feedback to adjust/refine the metrics)
  • Key interface with employment legal, security  and HR business partner teams on  investigation, compliance related cases, metrics and reporting.

Interested?  Please send your resume to Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years of HR experience (HR generalist and HR area of expertise is desired)
  • Master’s Degree preferred (MBA preferred)
  • Experience working in and leading teams ( global,  cross-functional &/or matrix structures is ideal)
  • Change manager with excellent communication (oral and written) and as well as strong facilitation skills
    Demonstrated track record of successful project management  leadership
  • Functional and technical proficiency in HR systems (Workday and SAP preferred)
  • Continuous improvement and analytical skillset (LEAN, &/or Six Sigma experience preferred)
  • Experience managing budget and vendor relationships

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Global Manufacturing Director | GA

 

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Title:  KCP Global Manufacturing Director-Wipers and Skincare

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Manufacturing

Reports to: VP Product Supply

Product Line:http://www.kcprofessional.com/home

Scope: Global

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. Within the K.C. Professional business the mission focuses on creating Exceptional Workplaces for our customers; Safer, Healthier and more Productive. Our teams are improving workplaces around the world with innovative products and solutions that drive continuous improvement and fulfill the needs of people at work.

 

Purpose:

Provide leadership for the manufacturing and logistics functions of the North Atlantic K-C Professional Sector to achieve specific long-term growth and profit objectives as outlined in the sector’s Global Business Plan

 

Primary Customers and Customer Expectations:

Customers include all levels of business management, Research and Development, Global Growth, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Marketing, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, state and governmental agencies, business customers and vendors.  “Customer Delight” includes highest quality products and on-time services at the lowest costs.

 

Scope:

This position leads the manufacturing and logistics effort by developing and implementing strategies which will fully utilize the resources available to the organization.  This includes new organizational and management techniques, new capacity additions, upgrading of existing assets and support of business unit initiatives.  It provides manufacturing and logistics managerial support and vision to ensure compatibility with the business unit’s objectives.  The position provides direction to planning and distribution.  The incumbent uses and implements a wide range of technologies and product developments to meet customer requirements.  It also provides leadership for manufacturing and logistics as a spokesperson in the communities and at state and local governmental agencies and boards.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  •          Provide direct leadership to Product Supply function for the development, implementation, and modification of strategic plans, consistent with the K-C Professional marketing goals and objectives.
  •          Ensure that the manufacturing facilities produce and ship products in conformance with customer specifications and requirements on a timely basis and at the lowest delivered cost.  Coordinate with peers in the Family Care Sector to deliver KCP products from shared mills on the same basis.
  •          Ensure that engineering’s projects, safety, quality and cost objectives and each mill’s cost, quality and safety objectives are supportive of the Sector’s goals by coordinating the communication of business requirements to the mills and the mills’ capabilities and requirements to the Sector.
  •          Ensure mill objectives are achieved through the implementation of operating procedures, capital management programs, and cost and quality improvement programs that are supportive of those objectives.  Manage Sector capital budgeting to upgrade manufacturing equipment, maintain assets, and support business unit needs.
  •          Support accomplishment of the business unit profit objectives through high productivity and yield of the manufacturing process by establishing close working relationships with business, research, engineering, and customer service teams.
  •          Actively support the development and implementation of innovative Go-to-Market programs that are customer responsive, add value to K-C Professional customers’ businesses and transcend to a preferred supplier status.
  •          Coordinate with Sales, Marketing, R&D, and manufacturing units to implement product improvements and new product developments successfully on a commercial basis.
  •          Provide audit and control so that each mill and distribution operation has a working environment which is maintained at the highest level of housekeeping, sanitation, appearance, and physical condition to ensure full compliance with corporate policies and government regulations and the achievement of safety objectives, good manufacturing practices, and Customer Delight.
  •          Assure effective management of regional distribution centers with responsibility for warehouse operations, order processing, inventory control, and customer service results.
  •          Ensure application of established Corporate Financial Controls by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions and internal control procedures.
  •          Provide leadership to ensure the manufacturing, logistics and engineering organizations attract, develop, and retain the best people and foster an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
  •          Communicate properly and appropriately with all levels of the organization, as well as customers within and outside the corporation.
  •          Participate in specific plans to ensure the achievement of Safety objectives for K-C Professional

Interested?  You can also contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information.   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and Kimberly-Clark’s business needs.

Basic Qualification:

  •          College education in Business or Engineering
  •          Extensive technical background and highly developed general management skills
  •          Experience in plant management, supply chain, and external manufacturing.
  •          Good communication skills including the ability to lead and motivate people
  •          Ability to organize and plan, delegate responsibility and authority and maintain control
  •          Ability to provide vision and leadership to the manufacturing, logistics and engineering unit team leaders, as well as the business unit team leaders
  •          Ability to Travel 50%

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Demand Manager and Forecaster sought by Kimberly-Clark HC

 

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Title: Demand Manager and Forecaster  

Job #140000CU, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: Demand Forecast Lead

Product Line: http://bit.ly/K-C-Healthcare (entire line)
Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $19.7 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries. 

As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.

Summary:
The incumbent will provide leadership for the process development, tool development, and best practices for forecasting to ensure efforts contribute to the attainment of business objectives. The incumbent will also provide accurate market demand for a specified group of products that will allow synchronized production of mill and supplier operations, deployment of stock, reduction of inventories and maximization of customer service.
This position will work with Business Planning, Production and Materials Planning, Sales and Marketing, Deployment, Customer Service, International Demand Managers, and Distribution Operations team members and Managers.
• Position is housed in Roswell, Georgia.

Responsibilities:
Generate a 24 months accurate rolling forecast for a specified category of products
Deliver on Forecast accuracy Key performance indicators
Provide a demand forecasting perspective on business issues.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing teams to adjust statistical forecast with up to date market information
Challenge, assess and maintain justifications for increased and decreases in the forecast
Extensively use system capabilities to deliver best in class forecast
Responsible for establishing an accurate demand forecast for each stock keeping unit by month and by business region for a rolling 24 months.
• Requires on-going interaction with sales and marketing teams to ensure that there is good business input into the forecast and challenge assumptions through rigorous analysis.
• Provide suggestions to improve the forecasting process and performance of the demand planning system and lead continuous improvement programs that will improve the accuracy of demand forecasts.
• Facilitates communication with other functions to create an awareness of the impact of accurate demand forecasting.
• Provide input to the long-range business demand forecasts and to the potential volume opportunities of alternative marketing/sales programs
Manage Category Monthly Demand Review process for a particular product group leading to the sign-off of the regional level forecast by the Marketing Director and input to the S&OP global demand review.
• Be the forecasting expert on a given product group and drive improvements in forecast accuracy and error. Educate others on the behaviour of the product group.
• Ensure new product launches are reflected in the forecast.
• Provide information as to the conformance of actual sales to forecasted volume. Identify and track contributing factors to sales forecast errors.
• Proactively communicate to the planning teams and to the HC Constraint and Demand Forecast Team Leader on significant deviations between sales and forecast or significant changes in the future forecast.
• Lead continuous improvement programs to improve sales forecast accuracy, forecasting processes, and systems.
• Identify and execute corrective actions to reduce sales forecast error.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #140000CU  .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• A minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar role (demand planning) within a supply chain.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Knowledge of SAP R/3 DP APO.
• Knowledge of Excel (expert level)
• Excellent Analytical and Communication skills required
• Forecasting experience preferred